Round up – 07.01.19
Happy New Year Everyone ☺  Apologies that this is slightly longer than usual, but I couldn’t be bothered to do one over the holidays!
Thank you to those who attended the Christmas Shoot, and a massive massive shout out to Naomi, Katie, Chris, Amy, Martin and Helen for making targets, and to Jay for running the wand competition.  Thanks also to Michael for prizes, and Simon for the cans of chocolates!  Well done to the winners – Alan, Bill and Ethan on the Wand, Mark and Chris on the Christmas round, and Ian (Figgy) for an outstandingly negative score!
AGB run a scheme every year to beat the post Christmas blues, called the January Challenge.  All you need to do is send your best Portsmouth score in January to the Giant, and he will do the rest…  I will remind everyone at the end of the month, so keep those scores coming in.
After recent discussions within the committee, we have decided that ALL scores handed in to the club must be written and signed for (and verified) in order to be counted towards any handicaps, classifications, or other progress schemes (including the January Challenge above).  We are doing this in order to get people back into the habit of scoring in the traditional manner, rather than using phones, etc.  While there’s nothing at all wrong with using phones, please ensure you also fill out the score sheet as you go along.  All competitions (including the county-team level ones) are scored on paper, so it’s a very good habit to get into – if you go to a comp and are suddenly expected to be the scorer for your target, it will be much easier if you’re used to doing it at club level!
This year’s Charity Shoot – I’m taking nominations for the Charity Shoot (August), so if anyone has anything dear to their heart that they’d like to throw into the mix, please let me know.  In the last few years, we’ve given money to The Brain Tumour Charity, The Stroke Association, Cancer UK and MacMillan Nurses. ☺
Norton Archers have asked if we have anyone wanting to do a Field Captain course this year.  This covers range safety and layout, and is especially important for those who are considering doing a coaching course at any point.  If you are interested, please let me know so that I can pass on your details to the guys at Norton.  The course will be free, and will be held on an evening at Norton’s venue (date isn’t yet arranged, but will probably be late Jan or early Feb), and will last no longer than 2 hours, usually.
Shirt order is still ongoing – I’m up to 10, so need another 5 on the list before I can buy.  If you’re interested, please let me know the size you want and the name on the back.  These are the white performance shirts – For all other items of clothing, click the link
I’m starting to collect raffle prizes now, for the League match (March) and the Soup Shoot (April).  If you have anything to donate, please pass to me
And finally….  SCSC fees are due in April.  That’s £10 for adults, £2 for juniors.  Some people have already paid (if you’re not sure if you have, please ask), but I’d like them all in by end of March, please.  You must join SCSC in order to shoot on their field…  Membership gets you a discount at the bar (you will need to drop in and get a card from them once I pass your cash to them), and free function room hire (refundable deposit applies).